BABIP
2014 Reds

BABIP

How many times this year have you witnessed Billy Hamilton’s defensive range save a run or two? Or Zack Cozart’s sparkling play at shortstop? Or Jay Bruce’s rifle of an arm? Or Brandon Phillips’ Gold Glove performance? Plenty. As a result, fewer balls put into play by hitters tend to fall in for hits, doubles … Continue reading

First Baseman Jay Bruce leads the Reds to victory
2014 Reds / Titanic Struggle Recap

First Baseman Jay Bruce leads the Reds to victory

Final R H E   Cincinnati Reds  (46-42)  9 10  1   Chicago Cubs  (38-49)  3 11  0  W: Leake (7-7) L: Jackson (5-9)  Box Score |   Play-by-Play    |   Game Thread    |    Depth Chart   |  Win Probability Biggest Play of the Game According to Fangraphs WPA statistic (wining percentage added), the most important play of the game was Jay Bruce’s 2-run HR in … Continue reading

Jay Bruce starting at 1B. Seriously.
2014 Reds

Jay Bruce starting at 1B. Seriously.

We’ll get the game thread up in a little while. But here’s a place to discuss the big news item today. Jay Bruce is starting at 1B. Here’s the lineup: 1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF 2. Todd Frazier (R) 3B 3. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B 4. Jay Bruce (L) 1B 5. Devin Mesoraco (R) C 6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF 7. Skip Schumaker (L) RF 8. Ramon Santiago (S) SS 9. Mike … Continue reading